January 01, 2010

my dog, the dish-washer

Imagine you live in a 452 square feet yurt in Alaska. What would your life be like? It seems that a dog will come in handy:
With no dishwasher or running water, they sometimes enlist dogs — their family’s and those of the neighbors — to lick plates clean before scrubbing the dishes in hand-drawn well water, which they said saves energy. For pragmatic reasons, Mr. Higman said, “We do have lower standards than a lot of people about how clean things have to be.”

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